De Castro nails second straight Monthly Medal win

The winners in the September Monthly Medal tournament of the Apo Golf and Country Club in a group photo.
The winners in the September Monthly Medal tournament of the Apo Golf and Country Club in a group photo.

Ace parbuster Albernito “Denden” de Castro fired an even par round of 72 to make it as back-to-back over-all gross champion in the Apo Golf and Country Club Monthly Medal for September held at the fabled course over the weekend.

Brandishing a four-handicap, De Castro spiked his scorecard with three birdies on hole nos. 3, 13 and 17 to follow up his overall gross title win last month.

Paul Cabrera, a 27-handicapper, shot a 62 and took the overall net crown.

Class C mainstays Jay Molde and Carlo Senase combined for 176 to beat the low-handicappers and emerge as team champion.

In the division play, Anton Nitorreda shot a 76 to claim the Class A gross champion.

Class B gross champion was Franz Nino Pasquil with a 77 while the runner-up was Hilario Baluso with a 79.
Jeremiah Co made a 67 to win the Class B net diadem while the runner-up was Gerardo Josol via countback.

Mariza Tionko shot a 67 to win the Ladies division while the runner-up was Maria Lourdes Babol at 72.

The other winners:
Class C – gross champion – John Pascual, 86; runner-up – Jay Molde, 87; net champion – Ricky Hanz Tagabucba, 63; runner-up – Tomas Vicente Tionko – 64;

Guest – gross champion – Jonathan Cabreros, 77; runner-up – Manfred Lawas – 80; net champion – Pete Lorenzana, 59; runner-up – Enrico Rosales, 60. (Lito delos Reyes)

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